Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Seventh Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Thursday, June 19-Friday,  June 20, 2014

This conference is organized by Professor Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.  Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business, Professor of Management Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (Courtesy). The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

This conference is an important component of the Searle Center’s expanded focus on innovation economics. Conference participants will explore the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. This interdisciplinary conference will be composed of presentations by leading researchers in economics and law, and participating authors will have their papers formally discussed by leading thinkers in the field. In addition, the conference will draw audiences of academics in economics, law, and business, as well as legal and business practitioners, government officials, and public policy makers.

Session Two, Session Three, and Session Six have been approved for a total of 6 CLE credits in the state of Illinois.

AGENDA

Registration

There is no registration fee to attend. Attendance for this conference is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, please send a message with your name, affiliation, and full professional contact information to Derek Gundersen at: d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu.

Papers

Forthcoming


Sixth Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)-Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference on Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship

Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7, 2013

Agenda

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are jointly sponsoring the conference.


Papers

Session One - Financing Entrepreneurship

The Unobserved Returns to Entrepreneurship
Sarada, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

How Do Start-Up Firms Finance Their Assets? Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Surveys
Rebel Cole, DePaul University
Tatyana Sokolyk, Brock University*

Facilitating Academic Entrepreneurship
Richard Jensen, University of Notre Dame*
Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology
Huyen Pham, Analysis Group

The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Firm Founding on Innovation
Michael Ewens, Carnegie Mellon University*
Christian Fons-Rosen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Session Two - Patents and Secrecy

Do Inventors Value Secrecy in Patenting? Evidence from the American Inventor’s Protection Act of 1999
Stuart Graham, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Georgia Institute of Technology
Deepak Hegde, New York University Stern School of Business*

Do Patents Shield Disclosure or Assure Exclusivity when Transacting Technology?
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, University of Melbourne*
Alfons Palangkaraya, University of Melbourne
Elizabeth Webster, University of Melbourne

Trade Secrets Law and Engineer/Scientist Mobility: Evidence from “Inevitable Disclosure”
Ivan Png, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore*
Sampsa Samila, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore*

The Corporate Preference for Trade Secret
Andrew A. Schwartz, University of Colorado Law School

Session Three - Market Structure and Incentives to Innovate

Competition, R&D and Innovation: Testing the Inverted-U in a Simultaneous System
Michael Peneder, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)*
Martin Wörter, ETH Zurich, KOF Swiss Economic Institute

The (de)Concentration of Sources of Inventive Ideas: Evidence from ICT Equipment
Yasin Ozcan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University*
Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Investment, Duration, and Exit Strategies for Corporate and Independent Venture Capital-Backed Start-Ups
David Pérez-Castrillo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona*
Bing Guo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Yun Lou, London Business School

Endogeneous Matching in University-Industry Collaboration: Theory and Empirical Evidence from the UK
Albert Banal-Estañol, Universitat Pompeu Fabra*
Inés Macho-Stadler, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
David Pérez-Castrillo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Keynote Address

The USPTO Trademark Case Files Dataset: Descriptions, Lessons, and Insights
Research using the USPTO’s Trademark Case File Dataset (Presentation Slides)
Stuart Graham, Senior Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and Georgia Institute of Technology*
Galen Hancock, University of California, Berkeley
Alan Marco, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Amanda Fila Myers, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Session Four - Technology Standards and Patents

Essential Patents and Standard Dynamics
Justus Baron, Department of Economics Sciences-Po Paris and Cerna, MINES ParisTech
Tim Pohlmann, Cerna, MINES ParisTech and Berlin University of Technology*
Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

The Process and Data Behind Standard Setting in Wireless Communications
Kirti Gupta, Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm

Can Lessons from the Development of the Derivatives Markets be used to Improve the Efficiency of the Technology Patent Market?
David S. Ruder, RPX Corporation

Are Patent Pools a Way to Help Patent Owners Enforce their Rights?
Henry Delcamp, Cerna, MINES ParisTech

Session Five - Patents as Signals

The Diminishing Signaling Value of Patents between Early Rounds of Venture Capital Financing
Sebastian Hoenen, Management Studies, Wageningen University and Research Center
Christos Kolympiris, Management Studies, Wageningen University and Research Center*
Wilfred Schoenmakers, Management Studies, Wageningen University and Research Center
Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Missouri

Signaling in Equity Crowdfunding
Gerrit K.C. Ahlers, A.T. Kearney GmbH
Douglas Cumming, York University, Schulich School of Business*
Christina Günther, Max Planck Institute of Economics and WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management
Denis Schweizer, WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Fate of Patents: An Exploratory Analysis of Patents as IPO Signals of Reputational Advantage
Nada Basir, York University, Schulich School of Business
Mehdi Beyhaghi, York University, Schulich School of Business
Ali Mohammadi, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering*

Session Six - What is the Value of a Patent?

Valuing Patents using Renewal Data: An Inquiry into the Feasibility of an Automated Patent Scoring Method
Marc Baudry, University Paris X-Economix-CNRS
Béatrice Dumont, University Paris XIII-CEPN-CNRS & College of Europe*

The Economic Value of Patent Portfolios
Alfonso Gambardella, Bocconi University
Dietmar Harhoff, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München*
Bart Verspagen, Maastricht University

Strategic Acquisitions by Corporate Venture Capital Investors
Lora Dimitrova, London Business School

A Dynamic Model of the Impact of Pre-Discovery Licensing on Innovation and Product Market Efficiency: Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry
Ralph Siebert, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

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